Race Movie Review 

​Race turned out to be much better than I expected. I mean, I already knew that Jesse Owens was an awesome track and field athlete who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. What I didn’t know was just how hard he worked to get there.
Yes, most athletes do train very hard in order to qualify for the Olympics but Jesse Owens did it during a time of heightened prejudice. Try to imagine being an awesome track star, one of the fastest that ever lived, who breaks a bunch of records and wins a handful of gold medals but is still considered to be a non-person by the majority of Americans. Can you imagine? Can you? No, you can’t.
Of course, Adolf Hitler does appear in this movie but he remains silently bigoted while Owens proves he’s a better athlete than Hitler’s prized Aryan athletes.
Stephan James is superb as Jesse Owens and Jason Sudeikis is also pretty good as coach Larry Snyder. I do wish Owens’ childhood had been depicted in this movie but it makes sense that it would be left out because the bulk of the movie is about what he experienced before and during the Olympic games.
If you like movies about athletes and/or movies that recreate certain historical moments then I recommend watching Race.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 tamales! 😎


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